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Man's beach jacket

Date: 1950s
Overall: 380 mm
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Jantzen Diving Girl logo Skye Group
Object Name: Jacket
Object No: 00001761

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    This 1950s men's beach jacket followed the trend towards highly patterned loose, short sleeved beach jackets that could be worn separately or with matching swimming trunks as a cabana set. Made in Australia by Jantzen, the jacket's white-trimmed blue and black chequerboard cotton print, mirrored women's resort wear fashions in both fabric and detailing.
    SignificanceThis jacket is representative of men's beachwear fashions made in Australia by Jantzen during the 1950s.
    HistoryBy the 1950s men's swimsuits mirrored women's trends in fabric and detailing. The cabana set, consisting of matching boxer shorts and cotton over shirts in geometric patterns, was hugely popular.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Man's beach jacket

    Primary title: Man's beach jacket

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    Maker: Jantzen

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